The New York Yankees today announced the roster of former Yankees who will be on hand at the 71st annual Old-Timers' Day on Sunday, June 25, at Yankee Stadium - the ninth Old-Timers' Day at the current Yankee Stadium.
Jorge Posada, who was a member of five Yankees World Series championship teams and a five-time American League All-Star during his 17-year Yankees career, will make his Old-Timers' Day debut.
Tim Raines, who will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown on July 30, will be recognized during a ceremony at the conclusion of pregame introductions.
Raines will join fellow Hall of Famers Whitey Ford, Rich "Goose" Gossage, Rickey Henderson, Reggie Jackson and Joe Torre on the 2017 Old-Timers' Day roster. Former Yankees and current YES Network broadcasters David Cone, John Flaherty and Paul O'Neill will also be part of the festivities.
Fans are asked to be in their seats by 11:30 a.m. for Old-Timers' introductions with the traditional Old-Timers' game to follow. All of the pregame celebrations will be aired exclusively on the YES Network. The Yankees will then host the Texas Rangers at 2:05 p.m., also airing on YES. Gates will open to ticket-holding fans at 10:00 a.m.
Joining the Hall of Famers and former Yankees on the field will be the widows of five legendary Yankees-Arlene Howard, widow of Elston Howard; Helen Hunter, widow of Jim "Catfish" Hunter; Jill Martin, widow of Billy Martin; Diana Munson, widow of Thurman Munson; and Kay Murcer, widow of Bobby Murcer.
List of those Scheduled to Attend:
Brown, Dr. Bobby
Gossage, Rich "Goose"
Howard, Arlene (widow)
Hunter, Helen (widow)
Martin, Jill (widow)
Michael, Gene "Stick"
Monahan, Gene (Trainer)
Munson, Diana (widow)
Murcer, Kay (widow)